Computer Based Projects for a Chemistry Curriculum

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This e-book is a collection of exercises designed for students studying chemistry courses at a high school or undergraduate level. The e-book contains 24 chapters each containing various activities ...
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Ozone Decomposition Kinetics

Pp. 119-130 (12)

Thomas J. Manning and Aurora P. Gramatges


In this exercise students will review some applications of an important industrial chemical. From this review it will become obvious why understanding basic physical and chemical parameters of chemical species are important. Students will also use existing experimental data, involving the decomposition of ozone to form oxygen, to determine reaction order and rate constant. Students will perform the calculations and graphing components of the exercise in a spreadsheet advancing their computational capabilities.


Chemical kinetics, ozone, speciation, decomposition, industrial applications.


Department of Chemistry, Valdosta State University Valdosta GA 31698, USA